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date: 12 July 2020

Queen Victoria 1819–1901
British monarch, Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 

  1. I will be good.
    on being shown a chart of the line of succession, 11 March 1830
    Theodore Martin The Prince Consort (1875) vol. 1, ch. 2
  2. What you say of the pride of giving life to an immortal soul is very fine, dear, but I own I can not enter into that; I think much more of our being like a cow or a dog at such moments; when our poor nature becomes so very animal and unecstatic.
    letter to the Princess Royal, 15 June 1858
  3. The Queen is most anxious to enlist every one who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Woman's Rights’, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.
    letter to Theodore Martin, 29 May 1870
  4. You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment—their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.
    letter to the Crown Princess of Prussia, 5 January 1876
  5. He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting.
    G. W. E. Russell Collections and Recollections (1898) ch. 14
  6. We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.
    on the Boer War during ‘Black Week’, December 1899
    Lady Gwendolen Cecil Life of Robert, Marquis of Salisbury (1931) vol. 3, ch. 6
  7. We are not amused.
    attributed, in Caroline Holland Notebooks of a Spinster Lady (1919) ch. 21, 2 January 1900